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  • Minn. Dems vow nursing home bump despite strains

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota House Democrats are hoping to ease uncertainty created by a call to cut $150 million from state health and social service budgets by vowing increased payments to nursing homes …

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    05 Apr 13
  • Improving gun background checks could be costly

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Lawmakers’ plans to improve Minnesota’s existing background check system for gun sales will come at a cost. The Senate Judiciary Committee is trying to determine how much it will cost …

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    05 Apr 13
  • U of M offers to take over Fairview Health

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The University of Minnesota has proposed that it take over Fairview Health Services, the system that operates the university’s teaching hospital, a move that could pre-empt a merger between Fairview and Sanford …

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    05 Apr 13
  • Another arrest for synthetic drug store owner

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A business owner accused of selling illegal synthetic drugs is back in jail after reopening his Duluth store following a police raid. Jim Carlson, owner of Last Place on Earth, was …

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    04 Apr 13
  • Appeals court hears arguments in wolf hunt suit

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Lawyers for opponents of Minnesota’s wolf hunt argue the state didn’t adequately consider public concerns before the first managed hunt was established. The state Court of Appeals is hearing arguments …

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    04 Apr 13
  • Leaders of Minn. black churches gather at Capitol

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A group of Minnesota’s black faith leaders and members of their congregations are holding a state Capitol rally on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. …

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    04 Apr 13
  • Some sausages from Belgrade Meat Center recalled

    BELGRADE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers to avoid consuming smoked pork and beef pepper sticks produced by Belgrade Meat Center after routine sampling discovered Listeria contamination. There have been …

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    04 Apr 13
  • Former Kline challenger announces he’ll run again

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A former state lawmaker who lost his 2012 attempt to unseat U.S. Representative John Kline is making another run for Congress. Democrat Mike Obermueller announced Wednesday that he would once …

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    04 Apr 13